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Media professionals called upon to promote gender sensitive elections coverage

Friday, October 25, 2019

In the run-up of the 2020 legislative and municipal elections in Cameroon, over 40 media professionals have been called upon to promote peaceful and gender sensitive elections coverage. The call was made by Elections Cameroon (ELECAM) and the Ministry of Women Empowerment and the Family (MINPROFF) during a capacity building workshop of media professionals organized Friday, 25 October 2019 in Yaoundé. The workshop organized with the support of UN Women aimed at edifying media professionals on the electoral code and other legislations promoting gender mainstreaming in electoral processes and encourage journalists to adopt inclusive and gender sensitive reporting of elections in Cameroon.

Members of Cameroon’s National Assembly commit to promote gender mainstreaming in legislation

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

20 parliamentarians, members of the Laws commission of the National Assembly in Cameroon have committed to promote gender mainstreaming in functioning of the law commission of the National Assembly. This commitment was made during an advocacy meeting organized on Tuesday, 22 October 2019 by the Ministry of Women Empowerment and the Family (MINPROFF) and Elections Cameroon (ELECAM) with the support of UN Women in line with the government’s decision to institutionalize gender. The advocacy meeting sought to draw the attention of members of the laws commission that no law or policy is gender neutral thus highlighting the urgency to mainstream Gender in all laws in favor of promoting human rights and gender equality.

UN Women and MINPROFF unveiled the manual and national action plan to support effective women participation in politics and decision making in Cameroon

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

UN Women and the Ministry of Women Empowerment and the Family (MINPROFF) has unveiled the ‘manual for political education of women’ and the ‘national action plan in favor of women’s participation in decision making positions’.

Education of women in Citizenship and Politics in Cameroon

Thursday, October 11, 2018

UN Women and RAF’AK – the Network of Women’s associations in Akonolinga Sub-Division has educated over 200 women on the importance of participating in electoral processes during a conference on the theme, "Education of women in Citizenship and politics." The conference which held in September in Akonolinga was aimed at increasing the turnout of women voters in the 2018 presidential elections and women’s participation in subsequent electoral processes and other...

Joint op-ed by UN Women, UNFPA and UNDP

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The numbers are shocking: at least one in three women on the planet has suffered physical or sexual violence, usually at the hands of a family member or intimate partner. More than 700 million women alive today were married as children. Up to 250 million women and girls have undergone female genital mutilation.

UN Women and Government of Uganda launch Gender and Equity Budgeting reference tools

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

On 25 th January 2018, UN Women in partnership with Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) of Uganda launched Gender and Equity Budgeting reference tools for sector Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). The tools were launched by the Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Hon. Janat Mukwaya at Hotel Africana in Kampala.  

Tired of communal conflicts in northern Nigeria, women-led peace networks take action

Monday, September 11, 2017

Members of the Angwan Rogo peace network with Hadiza Adam (center). Photo: UN Women/Ladi Eguche   “We need peace. We are tired of conflicts. So many innocent people have died and we have...

Gender Café encourages women in Cameroon to be politically engaged

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Women from all walks of life and those occupying top political and leadership positions in Cameroon have taken the firm commitment to work in synergy and scale up the participation of more women in politics and leadership positions in future elections. They also unanimously agreed that an aggressive sensitization campaign with the media and the economic empowerment of women and young girls at grass root levels can go a long way to increase the low rate of women in political participation and...

In Kenya women gear up for County elections

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Abdia Gole, 33, is a recent graduate of Business Management from one of the leading universities in Kenya, and a candidate for the upcoming County Assembly elections for Gorbo Ward, Marsabit County, in Northern Kenya. “I am going door to door, campaigning to urge women and youth to vote for me. Our time is now or never,” says Gole. Maimuna Mudao (left) with Wanjiku Kabira (center) during the UN Women Kenya supported capacity strengthening platform for women running for...

"Kama sio sasa, ni sasa hivi"

Monday, May 22, 2017

The Voice of a Mother who has defied all Cultural Odds to run for a Political Seat in a Male Dominated Society in Northern Kenya

Pushing for resilience to attain women leadership

Monday, May 22, 2017

Pushing for resilience to attain women leadership

International Women’s Day in Cameroon: UN Women joins over 26.000 participants at march-past parade

Thursday, March 17, 2016

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of women- UN Women have joined over 26000 women and men at a traditional march-past ceremony at the Yaounde 20th May Boulevard to solemnly commemorate the 31st edition of the International Women’s Day under the theme “Gender equality and the empowerment of women: meeting the challenges and overcoming the obstacles”. This is taken from the global theme proposed by the United Nations: “Planet 50-50 by 2030, step it up for gender equality”.

Africa's first democratically elected female head of state visits the United Nations complex in Nairobi

Saturday, December 19, 2015

H.E. Ms. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia, visited the United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON) today, Tuesday 15th December 2015. During her time in the UN Complex, she addressed UN staff members and planted a tree as well as toured part of the compound. President Johnson-Sirleaf is Africa's first democratically elected female Head of State. She was first elected in 2005 and is currently serving her second term as President.

Women's Situation Rooms boost peaceful voting in Africa

Thursday, October 8, 2015

As countries across the African continent gear up for elections in the coming months, women are taking an active role in ensuring peaceful voting and meaningful participation, through Women’s Situation Rooms.

In Ethiopia, rural women improve their lives, befriending budgets

Thursday, August 1, 2013

In rural communities across Ethiopia, community women are increasingly influencing local planning and budgeting, ensuring that water collection spots are built closer to villages, women’s access to credit is increasing and that health services for pregnant women are improving.

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